Good food and drinks at Sabai
The larb gai ($6.50), chopped with careful abandon, will accost your mouth with minced chicken aggressively seasoned with sharp, spicy peppers and then soothe you with its bright and cool Thai basil. Similarly, the nam tok ($8.50) provokes your palate — and sweat glands — with beef that’s been galvanized with strong jolts of onion, chili and lime.
In contrast to the vigor of those dishes, the tenderness of the braised chicken and the delicate aromatics of the curry broth in the koa soi gai ($12.50) showcase textures and flavors that have been coaxed out with fortitude.
I chose to quote that first sentence because I’m in love with that larb gai. Seriously good stuff. I’ve been three times now and haven’t made it past the appetizers and been happy every time. I’ve also gone very early the place is backed later in the evening.
Sabai 2727 West Broad Street
Mon-Sun: 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM
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